Social Media

Google Says Nik Collection Photo Editing Tools Will Longer Be Updated

HIGHLIGHTS Google made Nik Collection completely free last year The search giant acquired Nik Software back in 2012 Nik Software was also the creator of Snapseed Google brought ample delight to professional photographers last year as the search giant made its set of photo editing tools – Nik Collection – completely free of cost from its price tag of $150 ... Read More »

Twitter Now Filters Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter has added new feature that’ll filter DMs from unfollowed accounts Those Direct Messages will be contained in ‘Requests’ It’s available on Twitter for Android and iOS Twitter has added a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that will now filter DMs from people not followed by users. DMs from people you do not follow will be contained in ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... Read More »

Facebook kicks off Mother’s Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks and more

You may have noticed the purple flower reaction has returned to Facebook, allowing you to respond to posts with a “thankful” sentiment instead of a Like. As it turns out, the addition is only one of several features Facebook has planned for this Mother’s Day weekend here in the U.S., and throughout the month where the day is celebrated elsewhere in ... Read More »

Google+ Adds Recommended Topics

Google released a new Topics feature in Google+, which will recommend Topics to users based on the things it thinks they will be interested in. With the Topics feature, users will see recommended Topics in their Google+ Home Stream, and they can click each Topic to visit its page and view public posts associated with its theme. Topics cover everything from sports, to animals, to ... Read More »

Twitter thinks Trump should hold Q&As on, shockingly, Twitter

by Roger ChengMay 12, 2017 9:16 AM PDT @RogerWCheng Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET Will President Donald Trump hold all of his future briefings via Twitter? Twitter Chief Operating and Financial Officer Anthony Noto doesn’t think that’s such a bad idea. After Trump on Friday tweeted the idea of canceling future press briefings and handing out written responses instead, Noto responded ... Read More »

Internet angrily reminds Jeff Sessions that Hawaii is in fact a state

They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit. That’s because it’s part of the United States of America — not that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to care. Earlier this week on a conservative talk show, grumbling about a district judge in ... Read More »

Google+ for business marketing

If you have been thinking that investing resources and time in marketing your brand on Google+ is not worth it and have been ignoring it all this while, you need to reconsider your marketing preferences. Google+ had around 540 million active monthly users in 2016, and it is posolutely not a quiet display platform that your business can afford to brush off. Besides being ... Read More »

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUTUBE’S HIDDEN DARK MODE

Google has added a new feature to YouTube that dramatically transforms the look of the site. Dark Mode swaps YouTube’s classic white-and-red theme for black, and also tweaks the user interface. Activating Dark Mode requires a little bit of fiddling, but the entire process takes less than a minute. It’s currently only available on the website, and not the app. ... Read More »

Here’s How YouTube TV Is Doing One Week in Among Cord Cutters

YouTube TV has been widely available for seven days now, and 147,300 smartphone and tablet users have downloaded it so far, according to mobile-data company Apptopia. Seventy-three percent of those consumers have downloaded the app via Google Play. Adweek reached out to Google, YouTube’s parent  company, for comment on the numbers, but the digital giant didn’t respond by press time. It’s hard to ... Read More »